* Providing loading feedback to a robot arm controller about the arm's end effector, such as a robotic drill or corer. The feedback can allow the operation to be adjusted for best performance. * Providing loading feedback from an end effector on a teleoperated robotic arm * Providing loading feedback for limbs in a Robonaut-type application. * Providing loading information for tasks conducted in near vacuum.
* Robotic arm loading feedback for ROVs on the moon, such as would be needed for commercial exploration of the moon. * Sensing loads in a space tug when it connects to a satellite that is being moved to another orbit. * Sensing loads caused by an experiment or operation being conducted in orbit. * Providing loading feedback experiments and ROVs in the cold of the Earth's Polar regions